My boys have been slow to walk and talk, impossible to potty-train, and refused to give up breast-feeding.
slow but steady, Anderson has few definable moves but seems to get wherever he wants on the court.
“The process of getting the approval is too slow and is too cumbersome,” Rogers said.
As long as the slow annexation of the West Bank is sequestered away in WZO account books, Americans largely ignore it.
If anyone was slow in walking, they would use the bamboo to beat that person.
Toward Peter Niburg's lodging, then, they made a slow progress.
Everything seemed to prove that, and Clif was not slow to make up his mind.
Progress was slow, but by evening the ridge on which stands Neby Samwil was secured.
The New York has seen the signal, and will not be slow in making out the cause.
Mrs. Panfillen went towards her with slow, hesitating steps.
Old English slaw "inactive, sluggish, torpid, lazy," also "not clever," from Proto-Germanic *slæwaz (cf. Old Saxon sleu "blunt, dull," Middle Dutch slee, Dutch sleeuw "sour, tart, blunt," Old High German sleo "blunt, dull," Old Norse sljor, Danish sløv, Swedish slö "blunt, dull"). Meaning "taking a long time" is attested from early 13c. Meaning "dull, tedious" is from 1841. As an adverb c.1500. The slows "imaginary disease to account for lethargy" is from 1843.
1550s, "make slower;" 1590s, "go slower," from slow (adj.). Related: Slowed; slowing. Old English had slawian (intransitive) "to be or become slow, be sluggish," but the modern use appears to be a 16c. re-formation.